The League of California Community Foundations builds and strengthens California’s communities by fostering collaboration and learning among the state’s community foundations.
The League of California Community Foundations was created in 1994 as a statewide partnership of community foundations. The League currently consists of more than 30 community foundations with combined philanthropic assets of more than $15 billion.
In 2016, League members and their donors made grants and scholarships totaling over $2.2 billion to promising students, and to nonprofit organizations doing important work across a wide spectrum of human and community needs, including: health and human services, education, youth recreation and development, the environment, economic and community development, arts and culture, leadership development and disaster preparedness and response. League member community foundations also provide a range of philanthropic services to their donors and frequently serve as conveners and leaders on local issues in their communities.
When the League was created one of every five Californians lived in an area with no community foundation. Today, approximately 95 percent of the state’s population, and the nonprofit organizations that serve them, have access to the resources of a community foundation.
Recognized as a leader within the philanthropic field, the League has participated in the development and implementation of several major national initiatives, including one to build public awareness of community foundations and another to advance the field’s standards of excellence and accountability.
The League consists of more than 30 member foundations. In 2016, League members granted $2.0 billion to community-based organizations working across a wide range of focus areas and administered $15.7 billion in charitable assets.
The rapid growth of community foundation assets and the increasing numbers of donors and grants are evidence that community foundations are succeeding in their missions to make their communities better places to live, work and play.
LCCF adheres to the highest standards and operates in the public view and public interest. Please see LCCF’s GuideStar summary.
See LCCF’s 990 Form.